Cameron 'unreasonable' on EU immigration says Lech Walesa
GDANSK (AFP) - Lech Walesa, Poland's anti-communist icon, on Friday accused British Prime Minister David Cameron of being "unreasonable and shortsighted" in tightening benefit rules for migrants from eastern EU states.
"Britain earned a lot (of money) on Poles finishing off communism, he (Cameron) shouldn't forget it and he should tally it all up," Mr Walesa told AFP, pointing to the economic boom sparked by the reunification of Europe after the demise of communism in 1989.
"Then he would understand that countries like Great Britain are once again behaving unreasonably and shortsightedly," he said in a telephone interview.
Poland was among 10 mostly ex-communist countries to join the European Union in 2004, when Britain and Ireland were among the few older members to fully open their labour markets for newcomers.